How to advise friends who have a parent with dementia.
My dear friend's mom, who is 95, has been diagnosed with dementia. The mom is getting a bit of in home help, and has just been approved for more.
Friend trained a new person from the agency today. Aide suggested that a wheelchair would be a good idea. My friend adamantly opposes the idea, " my mother can still walk and we can take a taxi..."
I emailed her later today and suggested that when a wheelchair is needed, there won't be any warning, much better to procure it now.
She keeps saying that she won't infantalize her mother. But her mom asks about here HER mom is and when told she's been dead for 35 years, cries uncontrollably.
I feel like I'm watching a runaway train.
Any suggestions, aside from pointing her to Agingcare?